COVID-19: Two more die in M’laya

Correspondent Shillong, Sep 1 | Publish Date: 9/1/2020 1:21:43 PM IST
Two more persons from Meghalaya, succumbed to COVID-19 taking the fatality due to 12, even as 72 more tested positive on Tuesday.
Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War informed that 65-year-old Jagadish Prasad Shah, resident of Riat Laban, was brought dead at Nazareth Hospital at 10.45 pm on Sunday whose swab samples later tested positive for COVID-19 positive.
War also informed that another male, Sunil Kumar Jain (60) of Jhalupara admitted to North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) hospital on August 30 evening expired a day later on August 31 evening. “He was a COVID-19 positive with co-morbidities,” Dr War said. On the other hand, 72 more Covid-19 positive cases were detected in the state on Tuesday.
which included 54 (50 civilians, two each from BSF and armed forces) from East Khasi Hills, which with 841 active cases (632 civilians, 209 from Armed/para military forces) is the most affected district in the state.
In West Khasi Hills, seven persons (four civilians, three from armed/paramilitary forces), four civilians in East Garo Hills, five in Ri-Bhoi district and two in South Garo Hills district also tested positive for COVID-19, War said. 
The top health official informed that 73 more persons recovered from the disease taking the recoveries to 1235.
“The new recoveries as on Tuesday include 65 (53 civilians, 7 BSF, 5 armed forces) in East Khasi Hills, three persons in East Garo Hills and five persons, including one Border Security Force (BSF) troopers and four civilians in West Garo Hills,” he said, 
As on Tuesday, Meghalaya has 1193 active cases, including 118 in West Garo Hills, 81 in East Garo Hills, 60 in Ri-Bhoi, 45 in West Khasi Hills, 18 in East Jaintia Hills, 16 in South Garo Hills, nine in North Garo Hills, three in South West Garo Hills and two in West Jaintia Hills district.
“Till date, 90,477samples have been sent for testing, out of which 87455 tested negative while results of approximately 582 more RT PCR tests were awaited,” War said. 
So far, 32, 842 people have returned to the state from outside as on Tuesday, he said.


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